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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Beginnings
 
  What’s well begun, is half done.
Horace.    
  1
  The principal part of everything is the beginning.
Law Maxim.    
  2
  Whatever begins, also ends.
Seneca.    
  3
  The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that costs.
Mme. du Deffand.    
  4
  The beginnings of all things are small.
Cicero.    
  5
  Still thou knowest that in the ardor of pursuit men lose sight of the goal from which they start.
Schiller.    
  6
  Begin whatever you have to do: the beginning of a work stands for the whole.
Ausonius.    
  7
  Thou beginnest better than thou endest. The last is inferior to the first.
Ovid.    
  8
  Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.
Quintilian.    
  9
  Resist beginnings: it is too late to employ medicine when the evil has grown strong by inveterate habit.
Ovid.    
  10
  Begin; to begin is half the work. Let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
Ausonius.    
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